Coined by Anthony Mirhaydari of PitchBook, a Zombiecorn is a Unicorn that becomes way overvalued, delaying the company’s exit and lengthening the time before investors can sell their shares for a profit.


Coined by Quartz, a Zebra is an alternative to the business model of a Unicorn. Zebras “balance profit and purpose, champion democracy, and put a premium on sharing power and resources.”


A Zombie is a venture-backed company that is nearly terminated, or basically “walking dead.” Usually the company is maintaining just enough cash flow to keep the doors open while an acquirer is sought. It’s not uncommon for investors to pitch […]